The Knesset welcomed Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as he was set to address lawmakers on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in his Knesset remarks, said that "Israel knows it has a great friend in Europe in Berlusconi."
Netanyahu also stated that "this meeting will give momentum to relations between our two countries."
“We appreciate you. We embrace you. We
love you.” Netanyahu told Berlusconi.